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RT //AWWNews: 'Ai Weiwei takes to the stage' - a new play "#aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei" at Hampstead Theatre in London //aiww http://t. ...

Ai Weiwei writes about China’s non existing art

The original article

published on Sept. 10th, 2012 

in The Guardian 

Ai Weiwei refers to the exhibit  ”Art of Change: New Directions from China” taking part in the Hayward Gallery in London from Sept. 7th to Dec. 9th

It shouldn't be the 1st, but yes //jakobzheng: Uncle Weiwei, will I see you in the opening for the sculpture exhibition in London on May 1? //aiww

The Guardian’s Ed Vulliamy profiles Ai Weiwei

He left Beijing for the Olympics, “not as a boycott – as some have said,” he explained. “I don’t want to have to talk about it all the time. I am much more interested in what is going to happen to [the stadium] after the Games. I would like it to become a place where people like to go, bring their children or can come for mass weddings, or maybe mass divorces or, best of all, to have barbecues together.’

Preview is Monday. The public opening is Tuesday. RT //alicexu914: //aiww Can you confirm. The exhibition at the Tate opens next Monday? I see the Tate web site writes that it begins Tuesday? I want to go see it the first time! Hey.


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This is Edward McMillan-Scott, British Member of the European Parliament and VP:

Gentle Father (慈父)

Journalist Wen Tao has been posting some ridiculously cute photos of Ai Weiwei with his son.  This one he called Gentle Father, or 慈父.

See the rest at Wen’s account.

You can. 11th and 12th. RT //jakobzheng: Uncle Ai, if I book a train ticket to go to London on the 9th, can I go to the Tate to see you or no? I usually go to class and don't have time to go. //aiww

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